He also has served as Executive Vice President and Group CEO for NiSource
Inc., one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, with approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric
customers across seven states; as Senior Vice President for Dominion Resources Inc.; and as
President of Asset Operations for Consolidated Natural Gas (CNG) Company prior to its
acquisition in 2000 by Dominion Resources.
Jimmy is on the Board of Directors for The Energy Authority (TEA) and a member of the Large
Public Power Council (LPPC). Jimmy graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor
of Science in petroleum engineering.
Jimmy enjoys sporting events, live music, golf and the great outdoors. He and his wife, Karen,
have two adult sons and a granddaughter. The Statons currently reside in Pinopolis and have a
home in North Myrtle Beach, where they have been Santee Cooper customers for 15 years.